The Pastel effect simulates a special artistic technique which bridges the gap between painting and drawing. The pastel sticks form soft velvety strokes with subtle edges.
Attention! The Pastel style is only available under the Home Deluxe and Business licenses. It's possible to try all features in the trial period.
The Painting tab contains the parameters for converting a photo into a pastel painting.
Stroke Thickness (0-100) affects the width of the strokes.
|Stroke Thickness = 1||Stroke Thickness = 70|
Min/Max Stroke Length (1-100) covers the full range of possible stroke lengths. Stroke Length is controlled by the position of two sliders on the same scale: the left slider sets the minimum stroke length while the right slider controls the maximum stroke length. You will see only the strokes greater than the minimum and shorter than the maximum settings.
This parameter lets you create pastel works in a variety of styles: from sketches made with short strokes (as if with a thin pencil) to drawings made with soft, velvety strokes.
|Min/Max Stroke Length = 1/11||Min/Max Stroke Length = 45/100|
Stroke Intensity (0-100) affects the visibility of the strokes. Lower values will result in paler, weaker, and softer strokes. At higher values more paint particles are concentrated into each stroke, so they become darker, larger, and more noticeable.
|Stroke Intensity = 5||Stroke Intensity = 80|
Density (0-100) affects the number of strokes on an image. The higher the value, the fewer unpainted areas there will be on a image. Once all gaps have been filled in, the strokes will begin to overlap in several layers, creating a glazing effect.
Attention: Setting the high values of this parameter can significantly increase processing time.
|Density = 5||Density = 80|
Lightening (0-100) affects the number of white strokes superimposed an image. The higher the value, the the more light tones will be used.
|Lightening = 10||Lightening = 80|
Smoothing (1-10) affects the structure of the drawing by thickening and smearing the strokes.
|Smoothness = 2||Smoothness = 10|
Attention! If you switch to the Before tab and run the processing again, the changes made with the Smudge tool will be lost!
You can use this tools for Home Deluxe and Business licenses only.